School District: Clayton Public Schools
James A. Jackson Elementary School began participating in Power Up for 30 in February 2015. After attending an information session, school leaders were excited to implement more physical activity programs into the school day for their student body.
To get the extra 30 minutes of physical activity, students can report to the gymnasium first thing in the morning to walk laps while listening to energetic music. Before the morning news program, students can also participate in Wii dance party sessions.
Before announcements and dismissal at the end of the school day, students enjoy coordinated movement activities featuring education-based physical activity programs such as GoNoodle, Mind in Motion, or Brain Gym.
Power Up for 30 has made a tremendous difference at Jackson Elementary, including fostering more energized students who are able to remain focused during classroom lessons.
“I love dancing in the morning,” said Tori, a kindergarten student.
Nia, a fourth grade student, agrees saying that she loves all the extra movement during the school day.
Teachers and staff are working toward a common goal with the students, and they are even enjoying the program themselves.
“I enjoy the music and dancing just as much as the students,” said Mrs. Alexander, first grade teacher.
Mrs. Ward, a second grade teacher, also notes that Power Up for 30 has transformed the energy of her students in just a few short months after implementation.
For more information on James A. Jackson Elementary school, visit www.clayton.136.schooldesk.net.